Members of Parliament want equitable access to land
A veteran South African lawmaker has challenged SADC Member Parliament to support legislative frameworks that promote women’s access to and ownership of land.
Lawmaker Rosalia Morotua made the call through a motion moved during the 43rd Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum which took place here.
In the motion, moved on her behalf by fellow South African Member of Parliament (MP), Siphosezwe Masango, Morotua enjoined SADC Member Parliaments to debate the gendered dimension of land ownership and agricultural industrialization in their respective countries.
Additionally, she encouraged the SADC PF to engage the SADC Secretariat to determine progress toward advancing women’s access to land in the agricultural sector in keeping with the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development.